Internal Politics

by Goodnight Buffalo

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released October 23, 2015

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Goodnight Buffalo Atlanta, Georgia

Taking their name from a line in one of their favorite childhood movies, “Radio Flyer,” Goodnight Buffalo was formed by brothers Rusty and Brian Kahl in 2009. Possessing a sound uniquely their own, yet with elements reminiscent of such bands as R.E.M. and U2, the band has released two EPs, a full-length album, “Back and Fill,” and their latest release "Internal Politics." ... more

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Track Name: All Out
This is the first time that the canvas has seen the light
And there is no paint cause there was nothing inside
Years of living like you knew what was right
Has brought you here upon your knees and in their sights

Is this the last time that the canvas will see light
At the first ray of the sun did paint go dry
Broken brushes lies believed become your eyes
No will to lead so do what they say it’s all all right…

And you’re all out of excuses
I’m almost over you

Underexposed and contrived
Is this the picture that you’ll paint until you die

Now that you seen what you have drawn
And the life that you have known you might move on

This is the first time that the canvas has seen the light
hope the colors that you need are what you find
with steady hands you’ll make your strokes align
before the amber of this moment has no why
Track Name: Seashores
You’ll be always
Like seashores kissed by the sea
The Moon rises
On constants that carry me
Time is distance
Between home foreign ports
You’ll stay fire
Burning on the seashore

Sailing seasons
As waves push forward back
Youth they reason
Like string for broken mast
But I’ve carried timber
And instruments of fire…
To burn heaven
And hell with this desire…

I’m going to wait for you to the end.

Will we be always like the salt… in the sea…
Track Name: Iron
Iron sharpens iron in due time
We are now razor sharp
Cause all our saviors have all gone to sleep
And left us here to hang

Black and white turned grey to blind
No sheep or shepherds lions lie in wait
For all the children in their beds…

When all is light how will we find
What truly shimmers truly shines
Now all our eyes have been turned to glass…

At the trumpets sound…
The fire will rain down…
More than settling the score…
Like floods that came before…
Now only fools and babes will remember

Iron sharpens iron in due time
We are now razor sharp
Cause all our shepherds have all gone astray
And left us here alone

These Jericho walls slowly build
All walls are made but built to spill
What never needs an excuse or a pass…

Extend their timeline and they’ll see
All things end eventually
Thank God for all the sweet remedies…

At the trumpets sound…
The fire will rain down…
More than settling the score…
Like floods that came before…
Now only fools and babes will be delivered...
Track Name: Backroads
Will I always feel
Like on the bus
The last child and all alone?

Must ever I resist?
These urges inside burning
like the lights on Cheshire bridge

But I feel you… and I see you still… And I need you… And I breathe you still…

Still I try to find
My way through DNA
And the road amongst the thorns…

And then I catch
a glimpse of Your light
and the life I’ve always known and I am home

But I’ll feel you… and I’ll see you still… And I’ll need you… And I’ll be you still…

I’ll remember who you are.

Cause you can’t stay on the back roads forever.
You can’t spend all your life wandering/wondering.

One day I will know
What was sown but didn’t grow
One day I will sleep
Knowing what will be will be
And one day I will find
That the roads were just a sign
Leading me the way
In mercy and grace
Track Name: Two Waves
Feel the fire burn inside
Another whiskey driving night
You’re the key that unlocks every door

So much I’ve found in you
But every sin was 80 proof
And I don’t know how long I can tow this line…

Like counting pennies and
hoping for enough to buy
All the choices in our lives
There are two waves crashing in
Hoping both to survive
Like myself against my own life…

Oh how long will I shoulder
Words that got me laid
Everyone is a danger in the night…

But we’re not getting any younger
And though you age so well
I don’t know how long I can tow this line…

Like counting pennies and hoping for enough to buy
All the choices in my life
There are two waves crashing in
Hoping both to survive
Like myself against my own life…

Every time I… go my own way…
And feeling the same thing… day after day…
Still every time I… go my own way…
I fall down where I stand
And I cannot defend
All the choices the consequences in my life…

I am a man… oh the rebellious one…
Two waves for every love

I am a man… forgive me for what I’ve done…
Can’t live without You and Your love…

All the times that I fell…
And I could not tell that I was wrong…

Still everyone time that I fall
You pick me up from where I crawl
To walk with You by Your side…
Track Name: Evelyn
Oh Evelyn
Black and white
But I can still see…
The red upon your lips…

Oh Evelyn
One stocking still left on
But I can’t tell what’s
Clutched in your hand

Still over your heart
Laid out like Ophelia

Speeding past floors
Crashing into limousine

White gloves… without the stain.

Oh Evelyn
Dressed in Sunday’s best

Sleeping still a picture immaculate

Oh Evelyn
Parallel to the sky
White wings a soft caress

stopped in their tracks
laid out on your back

And all with bated breath
A resurrection they expect

And see the angel… awake…
And see the angel… awake… awake…
Track Name: Carrying On
The hardest one to
To forgive is you
and try as you might to move along…

the days still taunt you
and remind you of
the years past and what you’ve done and loved…

Like father’s words when
When He approaches
With your baby in your arms

Both your eyes open
And your arms raised
To the Sky which you belong
And where you will fly…

and you’re carrying on… carrying on… carrying on…
it won’t be too long…

As these fears burn you
because they surround you
still you stand upon your ground...

And when all else fails and
falls around you
when all is lost still you are found...

But hardest one to
To forgive is you
and try as you might to move along…

With your eyes open
And your arms raised
To the Sky where you belong
And where you will fly…

Though you were raised by a mother who spoke with her hands
To your face
Against all the odds you chose to be another
What was guaranteed has now been changed

I hope that someday I can repay…
All the sacrifices that you’ve made…
And all my love you’ll take with you to the grave…
Cause in your hands I am just the clay…